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    Exclamation Move /home to separate partition help

    Hello,

    I am following the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Pa...ng/Home/Moving to move my /home to a separate partition and have run into a possible issue. I am on step
    Check Copying Worked

    You should now have two duplicate copies of all the data within your home directory; the original being located in /home and the new duplicate located in /media/home. You should confirm all files and directories copied over successfully. One way to do this is by using the diff command:

    sudo diff -r /home /media/homeThe only difference that should exist is the excluded /.gvfs directory mentioned above. If you are doing this from a LiveCd or to an exisitng partition that already has stuff on it then you may find other differences but hopefully it should be obvious which diffs you can ignore.
    and am recceiving a lot of diff "errors". They are all referencing .ecryptfs/(my username)/.Private and stating that these are all different. Is this supposed to be this way? What do I need to do to make sure this works correctly and I mess this up?

    Kratos

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    Re: Move /home to separate partition help

    Is /home encrypted?

    If encrypted:
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/17332...ther-partition
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Move /home to separate partition help

    Yes, it was/is encrypted. I ended up finishing the directions as is from the link I originally posted and rebooted my system. Everything is working just fine, but now I am not sure if my data is encrypted or not. Is there a way to check and see if it is still encrypted?

    Kratos
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    Re: Move /home to separate partition help

    If you boot from a live installer and do not use your passphrase do you see data you should not?
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    Re: Move /home to separate partition help

    I have not tried that. I will give it a try right now and post back my findings.

    Kratos

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    Thumbs up Re: Move /home to separate partition help

    Ok, booted with live cd and tried to get into /home and was told I didn't have permission to access that area. Looks like I did everything correctly.

    And even better I finally got my swap partition to auto mount without errors!

    To think just a couple days ago I thought I was screwed when my upgrade failed miserably! Now that I have my data on a separate partition, I feel much safer doing upgrades.

    Thank you for your suggestions as I never even thought about simply trying to access /home while logged out.

    Kratos

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